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Kalliope

Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
26-02-2012
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.
Sonnet

 Muses, I oft inuoked your holy ayde,
 With choisest flowers my speech t' engarland so,
 That it, despisde, in true but naked shew
 Might winne some grace in your sweet grace arraid;
 And oft whole troupes of saddest words I staid,
 Striuing abroad a-foraging to go,
 Vntill by your inspiring I might know
 How their blacke banner might be best displaid.
 But now I meane no more your helpe to try,
 Nor other sugring of my speech to proue,
 But on her name incessantly to cry;
 For let me but name her whom I doe loue,
 So sweet sounds straight mine eare and heart do hit,
 That I well finde no eloquence like it.
 

Philip Sidney
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